[ soh-ber-mahyn-did ]
See synonyms for: sober-mindedsober-mindedness on

  1. rational; sensible.

Origin of sober-minded

First recorded in 1525–35

Other words from sober-minded

  • so·ber-mind·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby sober-minded Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sober-minded in a sentence

  • It was clear to all the most sober-minded and best-educated Ylongos that Aguinaldoʼs government was a failure in Panay at least.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • I should be ashamed that pages, tear-stained and dream-haunted, should fall beneath the eyes of grave, sober-minded folk.

    Marguerite | Anatole France
  • A few, more sober-minded, but none the less resolute, gathered around Morrison.

    Blue Goose | Frank Lewis Nason
  • To smile at this sober-minded person seems most disrespectful, but the solemnity of his gambols was surely provocative of mirth.

  • Stephen Apafi was alone sufficiently sober-minded to perceive the change which had come over his brother's face in the meantime.